UV-B Monitoring and Research Program at Colorado State University
October 2, 2018
Fort Collins, Colorado
$44,000-$50,000 per year
Full Time - Postdoctoral
Crop Science, Environmental Science
The USDA UV-B Monitoring and Research Program (UVMRP) at the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University seeks a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will focus on the development, validation, and application of an advanced dynamic large-scale ecological modeling system using theoretical concepts and techniques from numerical modeling. This will involve incorporating solar UV radiation as a new abiotic stress factor into an ecological model and how changes in UV radiation levels can directly and indirectly effect; crops, ecosystems and humans. This position is supported by a USDA grant that funds the UVMRP and operation of a UV and visible radiation monitoring network that collects direct, diffuse and total solar radiation at 40 locations in the US, Canada and New Zealand. To apply go to the Colorado State University Jobs website. https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/60879
QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate must have earned a Ph.D ecosystem ecology, agronomy sciences, environmental science or mathematics/statistics, and a strong background in numerical modeling.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated experience and skills with programming languages such as C/C++, FORTRAN, Matlab, and/or Python for numerical computation. Experience with FORTRAN and distributed computing is a plus. Analytical skills in model testing, calibration, and validation. Detailed understanding of biogeochemical models like DayCent, GOSSYM, DSSAT, Pnet. Experience in modifying these models is a plus. Knowledge of plant physiology such as production, nutrient cycling, decomposition and other related processes and their sensitivity to environmental and climatic variability. Experience in publishing scientific findings in refereed journals, and making presentations at scientific conferences. Excellent written communication skills are desired.
Internal Number: 201800893AP
About UV-B Monitoring and Research Program at Colorado State University
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